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  • Cardin stands up for rights

    Cardin stands up for rights
    This month's passage of a new U.S.-Russia trade law has done more than showcase Senator Ben Cardin's dedication to international human rights. By sending the shock to the Kremlin — that the U.S. values prosecuting rights abusers as much as it...
  • Holding the national security course

    Holding the national security course
    President Barack Obama's latest changes in his top national security team seem more a shift to a stronger emphasis on human rights than a break with his long-range determination to keep the United States out of nation-building adventurism. His...
  • Since when does it take a political campaign to become secretary of state?

    Since when does it take a political campaign to become secretary of state?
    There was a time when a president and the opposition party in Congress could agree on certain basics, such as the right of the chief executive to select members of his cabinet with no fuss or bother. The president's most important choice in this...
  • Defense bill includes provision for space contractors

    Defense bill includes provision for space contractors
    A little-noticed provision in a massive, $633 billion military spending bill approved by Congress last week will end a decade-old battle over whether to ease export restrictions on U.S. satellite technology. If signed by President Barack Obama, the...
  • Foreign affairs

    Foreign affairs
    Ever since President Bill Clinton "did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky," whatever remains of standards seem to have fallen even lower among people who hold offices and positions once thought to require good behavior and strong...
  • Why did the U.S. go to bat for Morsi?

    Why did the U.S. go to bat for Morsi?
    Mohamed Morsi holds a singular distinction. While president of Egypt, he was the world's only democratically elected leader to motivate more than 20 million of his people, one-quarter of the population, to sign a petition calling for his ouster....
  • Colombian orphans visit Maryland families

    Colombian orphans visit Maryland families
    Gustavo, a 12-year-old orphan from Colombia, has spent a week at camp, attended the Catonsville July 4th parade and watched an IronBirds baseball game at Ripken Stadium during what he has been told is a vacation to America. In reality, he and nine...
  • Unexploded ordnance in Afghanistan poses hidden threat

    Unexploded ordnance in Afghanistan poses hidden threat
    The hulking old tanks, left to rust when Soviet forces pulled out of Afghanistan in 1989, still packed a threat when Albert Whittington arrived. Whittington, an ordnance and explosives specialist with the Baltimore district of the Army Corps of...
  • Michele Bachmann is right: We need to ask questions about radical Islamic infiltration

    Michele Bachmann is right: We need to ask questions about radical Islamic infiltration
    Like the ghosts of Shakespeare's Banquo or Dickens' Jacob Marley, the specter of the late commie-hunting congressman from Wisconsin, Joseph McCarthy, will always be with us. It is summoned up today, by some on the left, who use it as a tool to thwart...
  • White House honors Greivis Vasquez as "Champion of Change"

    Former Maryland basketball star Greivis Vasquez was among eight people named a “Champion of Change” today at the White House for his efforts as a sports diplomat in the United States and his native Venezuela. Vasquez, 25, now with the NBA&...
  • Eight years after daughter's departure, a father is reunited

    Eight years after daughter's departure, a father is reunited
    Kyle Hogan's nightmare began in 2004 amid a child custody dispute with his estranged wife, when she took their daughter to her native Philippines and told him they weren't coming back, he said. For the next eight years, Hogan, 43, of Hanover, doggedly...
  • StormCenter takes crisis managers to the eye of the action

    Dave Jones is trying to shrink the world, one crisis at a time. The former TV weatherman wants emergency managers and decision-makers to have simultaneous access to real-time information so they can keep people out of harm's way. And he wants them to...